Are You Part of the In-Crowd?
Students think about the impact of group labels and social hierarchies on their sense of identity, self-esteem, and the way they socialize with others
Beauty is Skin Deep
Students learn about media literacy and examine media images for "attractiveness messages" that impact our attitudes and behavior towards others.
Bullying Op-Ed Piece
Students co-author an op-ed piece focused on ending name-calling and bullying in their school
Don't Just Stand By
Students discuss what it means to be a bystander to bullying and brainstorm ways to intervene.
I Was Just Kidding
Student distinguish between good-natured teasing and bullying through discussion of fictional scenarios.
Students discuss and practice safe and realistic responses to name-calling and bullying by role-playing fictional scenarios. They use the "instant replay" technique, in which they rehearse and retry responses to name-calling, and receive support from their peers.
Learning about Labels
Students explore the damage that applying labels on people based on stereotypes can have.
Name-Calling in Our School
Students are provided with the opportunity to objectively observe the way in which name-calling and other types of disrespectful language are used in school
Students express their feelings regarding name-calling using an artistic form of poetry
Shirts of Empowerment
Students experience what it’s like to be labeled and as a result, develop empathy for those who others label.
Think Before You Act
Students begin by articulating their values regarding conduct toward others and fashioning their statements into a class "code of ethics." They look at why they sometimes stray from their values and participate in hurtful behavior when tempted or pressured
What's in a Name?
Students consider the extent to which name-calling is a part of their lives and the damage that can be done by the names they use so casually